University of Tokyo, Tokyo College

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Position ID:UTokyo-Tokyo College-POSTDOC [#18938]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: All
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/07/19, finished 2022/04/09, listed until 2021/09/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Postdoctoral Position at Tokyo College 

About Tokyo College 
Tokyo College is a new scheme of collaboration for members of the University of Tokyo to discuss and create a shared vision of an ideal future with people from across the globe and to take action together to pursue its realization. Leading scholars, promising young researchers, and influential intellectuals from overseas gather and stay at Tokyo College, where they have frequent opportunities to exchange ideas with our scholars and students, creating synergy and generating new knowledge, which help us shape our future. Knowledge created by these activities is delivered immediately to the public through lectures and seminars organized by Tokyo College. 

1. Job Title 
Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher) at Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo 

2. Field of Expertise 
Tokyo College is looking to invite researchers from a broad range of fields under the research theme "The Earth and Human Society in 2050" to carry out interdisciplinary collaboration that will contribute to the realization of a sustainable and inclusive future of humanity. Applicants’ field of expertise should be related to at least one of the following five research foci; topics that span multiple themes are also welcome. 

 A. Digital Revolution and Future of Humanity 
 B. Tackling the Planetary Boundaries through Interdisciplinary Approaches 
 C. Japan Viewed from Inside and Outside 
 D. Humanities in 2050 - World Philosophy, World History and World Literature 
 E. Life and its Value for Future Society 

3. Job Description 
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to: 
4. Terms 
The appointment must start anytime between April 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023. It is a fixed-term, three-year contract without extension.
5. Selection Criteria 

6. Compensation & Benefits 
Annual gross salary is JPY 6,000,000 plus benefits, and it may rise within the range of JPY 6,000,000 – JPY 7,200,000 depending on annual performance. 
7. Employment Status and Working Hours 
In principle, postdoctoral fellows are employed full-time by the University of Tokyo. The working hours may be made more flexible by adopting a discretionary labor system (exemption system) for this position and are left to the employees’ discretion. Other terms and conditions on this employment status shall be subject to the University of Tokyo working regulations. 

8. Place of Work 
This position is based at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo. (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN) 

9. Application Materials 
  1)Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) including:       
 2) Curriculum Vitae 

 3) Responses to Selection Criteria (maximum 4 pages; provide an answer to each selection criterion) 

10. Application and Selection Process 
Application deadline: September 30, 2021 in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Submission: All application materials should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online by the application deadline: 

Submission through email or postal mail will not be accepted. All documents are required to be in English. Selection process: After an initial screening process, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. Applicants who have not been shortlisted will be notified about the decision. 

* Personal information will be handled according to the Privacy Policy of the University of Tokyo and will be used only for the purpose of selection processes. 
* University of Tokyo is committed to the principles of gender equality in their recruitment. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental for knowledge creation and education, and achieving gender equality is one of UTokyo's most significant challenges. 

* We welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, those who identify as LGBT, and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from non-English speaking educational institutions. 

*Before applying for this position, please also refer to our main website for further instructions on application and more information including FAQs.

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